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By all accounts, "The Impossible" is one of the best movies of the year. Not just heartwarming but legitimately moving, it stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as a couple who, along with their three children, are flung into chaos and danger during the deadly 2004 tsunami. It's a story that is guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat and leave a lump in your throat as you wonder if any of them can possibly survive.
Unless, of course, you've seen the trailer, in which case you know the answer — and the plot of the entire film.
This seems to be happening more and more these days. Movie studios are turning away from the classic tease, which tries to get you into the theater to find out what happens, and turning towards a new type of trailer where they show you what happens and hope you like it »
- Scott Harris
Rachel Weisz Best Actress: Nyfcc’s truly surprising choice [See previous post: "Zero Dark Thirty, Fourpeater Daniel Day-Lewis, Record-Breaker Sally Field: New York Film Critics Awards."] First-time New York Film Critics Circle Award winner Rachel Weisz was the (truly) surprising choice for Best Actress for her performance in Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea (unsurprisingly, The Bourne Legacy and Dream House went unmentioned). Based on a play by Terence Rattigan, The Deep Blue Sea centers on an extra-marital affair between the wife of a judge and [...] »
- Andre Soares
Rachel Weisz is a terrific actress at the height of her beauty and power who is trying to push good roles up the hill, with varying results, from "The Whistleblower" to "Agoura." (More mainstream thriller "Dream House" yielded husband Daniel Craig, but was not a critics' picture.) Update: Now she has won Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Circle for her towering powrformance in "The Deep Bliue Sea." Last year Weisz attended the Toronto Fest with three movies. She rejoined "The Constant Gardener"'s Fernando Meirelles (who directed her to a supporting actress Oscar) in the sophisticated European ensemble "360," Peter Morgan's remake of "La Ronde," which was picked up by Magnolia after opening the London Film Fest (review here). She also played a juicy but small role opposite Bill Nighy in David Hare's adept but surprisingly routine spy thriller "Page Eight," (review, »
- Anne Thompson
What will happen to an unlucky band of thieves when they come face to face with a blob of pink nightmares? Will a knight in grimy armor be able to save the survivors? How terrible does Kirby smell, exactly?
These are some of the questions which will get answered in the second part of VFX house Rainfall Films' short, "Kirby's Dream House."
The latest video was released today, presumably to give some last-minute Halloween shoppers ideas for a quickie Meta Knight. Now that this is done, which beloved video game mascot is due for a horrific reimagining? I'm gonna go with a gritty, bloody take Bonk. Maybe he's a cannibal of some sort?
You can check out the first part here.
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- Charles Webb
99 Spirits is the grid-based RPG from Japanese indie developer TORaIKI, where a young girl uses her enchanted sword to determine the identity of evil spirits and subsequently defeat them.
Here's the official synopsis:
Hanabusa is a young headstrong girl living in the Heian capital within medieval Japan. But when her mother is slain by evil spirits, her life turns into one of vengeance as she sets out to hunt and destroy the spirits.
During Hanabusa’s travels, she meets a white fox who turns out to be a servant of the mountain god. Hanabusa receives a special sword passed down from her mother, which gives her the ability to see the true forms of spirits to help slay them. Shortly after, a spirit claiming to be Hanabusa’s long-lost father, Hidetada, breaks her sword and leaves Hanabusa powerless and confused.
Now to mend her broken sword and learn the truth about her father, »
- Charles Webb
The moral of this first installment of the two-part short: don't step on a pink balloon creature's watermelon stash. He's not into it. He's really not into it.
"Kirby's Dream House," whose first half made its debut yesterday via Machinima, takes the Nintendo mascot and places him in a haunted house with a group of hapless criminals. It was written and directed by Sam Balcomb, who has a healthy list of shorts on his resume at VFX house Rainfall Films, a La company who've made several other video game and film spoofs. Some of you may have seen their work on the Killzone 3 making-of doc that was included with that game's Helghast Edition.
Here's the official synopsis for "Kirby's Dream House":
Four unlucky thieves attempt to break into a house in search of a priceless artifact. What they encounter is a horrific being, insatiable beyond belief, with a thirst for blood and watermelon. »
- Charles Webb
Step into the exclusive 24-hour limousine journey of pleasure-seeking billionaire Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) when Cosmopolis is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 12th November 2012, courtesy of Entertainment One.
We have two copies of the Blu-ray to give away.
Directed by David Cronenberg (Crash, Existenz, Dead Ringers) Cosmopolis boasts an outstanding cast led by Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Bel Ami) in a career breakout performance. The supporting cast includes Oscar nominated and Cannes, Venice and Berlin Best Actress award-winning Juliette Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient), Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Saving Private Ryan) and BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Samantha Morton (The Libertine, Minority Report), as well as Kevin Durand (Lost, Real Steel) Jay Baruchel (Million Dollar Baby, How To Train Your Dragon) and Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method, Dream House).
New York is in turmoil, the age of capitalism is drawing to a close and Eric Packer »
- Matt Holmes
Grey’s Anatomy returned with "Love the One You're With," an episode that made you question when it’s oky to settle and when it’s not. For one thing, viewers did not have to settle for this episode.
This hour of television was up to the beloved Ga standards.
Welcome Back, April! Catching everyone off guard, Kepner returned to Seattle. The tension between her and Jackson was radiating off the screen. Who can blame her? As soon as Avery took his shirt off, he had her. The hour wasn’t even over before the two were back at it. This is a couple for whom viewers can root. April has grown since her character was introduced. She’s no longer much less annoying than she used to be, and she’s honest. A girl with principles is a girl you want to do well. Too bad their secret is out! »
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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 11, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Renner plays Aaron Cross, a new breed of superspy who’s forced to go on the run after the actions of Jason Bourne from the previous films causes the government to end all its other secret operations. And that end also means the scientists behind the superspies, including Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz, Dream House). Together, Cross and Shearing must find a way to survive.
Scott Glenn (Sucker Punch), Stacy Keach (TV’s Lights Out) and Edward Norton (Moonrise Kingdom) also star in the thriller film. The Bourne Legacy is the first movie in the series directed by Tony Gilroy, who wrote the screenplays for all »
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- Jeff Bayer
The studio just released this action-packed new movie clip from the upcoming film “Skyfall” by director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead) stars Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House, Cowboys & Aliens), Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and Javier Bardem (Biutiful, No Country for Old Men, Eat Pray Love). Film Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest movie news from James Bond 23. [ Read More ]
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- Brian Corder
Watch a brand new TV spot for the upcoming film “Skyfall” by director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead) stars Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House, Cowboys & Aliens), Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and Javier Bardem (Biutiful, No Country for Old Men, Eat Pray Love). Film Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest movie news from James Bond 23. Related postsThe Bond [ Read More ]
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- Brian Corder
Directed by: Mark Tonderai
Running Time: 1 hr 41 mins
Release Date: September 21, 2012
Plot: A young girl (Lawrence) moves into a new house with her mother (Shue) in a neighborhood haunted by the events of a grisly domestic murder.
Who’S It For? This is for people who go to PG-13 horror movies and think they know what they’re getting into. They’re ready to scoff at the screen, and laugh at the silly tension. House at the End of the Street rewards this crowd with something different.
Worse things have happened to houses at the end of those dark and scary streets. And when I say that, I mean that such a film of a bland title, with seemingly such a bland poster, could have been a lot worse. Sure there are a lot of cliches, »
- Nick Allen
Jennifer Lawrence does her best with a dull and derivative script in this by-the-numbers suburban shocker
Before The Hunger Games made Jennifer Lawrence hot property in Hollywood, she shot this low-budget horror film in 2010. It has been released without much fanfare, presumably to limit the damage to her CV. The generic title suggests either a risible reboot (The Last House on the Left) or a smart subversion of the genre (The Cabin in the Woods). Instead, we get a by-the-numbers bore so bad its makers chose to insulate it from preview screenings (fittingly, the film's Twitter hashtag is #Hates).
Following her parents' divorce, Elissa (Lawrence) moves to a leafy suburb with her mother (Elisabeth Shue). They find themselves living next door to a house in which a young girl murdered her parents four years earlier. The girl disappeared, but her body was never found. Now her brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot), is living there. »
- Dafydd Goff
It's one of the tightest races ever for first place at the box office this weekend, though all three movies in contention had fairly mediocre debuts.According to studio estimates, House at the End of The Street and End of Watch are tied with $13 million, while Trouble with the Curve isn't far behind and could ultimately move up to the top spot. Without any break-out hit, the Top 12 earned an estimated $76.6 million this weekend, which is off a whopping 28 percent from the same frame last year.End of Watch's $13 million start is par-for-the-course for cop movies, as it fits right in between writer-director David Ayer's Street Kings ($12.5 million) and 2010's Brooklyn's Finest ($13.4 million). Unfortunately, both of those titles wound up with less than $28 million, which would be a disappointing final total for End of Watch (it's "A-" CinemaScore suggests it could push past this level). Exit polling indicated »
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House at the End of The Street, End of Watch and Trouble with the Curve were all in a heated race for first place on Friday, though none of them were very impressive. At least they all did better than Dredd, which is looking like a major misfire at this point.House at the End of the Street narrowly took the top spot on Friday with an estimated $4.64 million from 3,083 locations. That's noticeably higher than recent "House" horror movies Silent House ($2.66 million) and Dream House ($2.89 million), but still on the low end for horror movies in general. For example, that gross is a bit behind that of September 2010's Devil ($4.8 million), which was considered a disappointment at the time. The Jennifer Lawrence movie is on pace for between $12 and $13 million for the weekend.End of Watch wasn't far behind with an estimated $4.6 million from 2,730 theaters. That's about on par with »
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First House on the Right: Tonderai’s B Flick a Better Than Average Throwback
The biggest surprise you’ll have in store for you watching Mark Tonderai’s sophomore effort House at the End of the Street is that it’s markedly better than the bland marketing campaign would have you believe (not to mention that delayed release date of five months). But utilizing two actresses that are better than this material, a decently written narrative, and, for the most part, expecting his audience (if not all the characters) to be slightly intelligent, you might be in for a weird little surprise at the mainstream multiplex. That said, there’s a tinge too many clichéd moments that should have been brushed up, excised or smoothed over to make this an extraordinary feature. Nevertheless, in a world where genre thrills are relatively few and far between, this one is worth a look. »
- Nicholas Bell
Here’s a brand new featurette focusing on The Bond Girls from the upcoming film “Skyfall” by director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead) stars Daniel Craig (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Dream House, Cowboys & Aliens), Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Hugo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and Javier Bardem (Biutiful, No Country for Old Men, Eat Pray Love). Film Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest movie news from James Bond [ Read More ] »
- Brian Corder
House At The End Of The Street is directed by Mark Tonderai, his first theatrically released film, and is obviously plagued by all the mistakes of a beginning filmmaker who has watched a lot of horror movies but hasn’t figured out the key ingredients in making a good one. It was written by David Loucka, who also wrote Dream House which is about a family who moves into a house where murders took place.
The beginning of the film depicts the killing of the Jacobson parents by their young daughter, Carrie Anne, which does get the picture off to a chilling start. However, as the present-day story gets going, sorry attempts at jump scares are tossed in out of fear that viewers won’t be able to sit still for any kind of build. For reasons unknown, Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) and her mom Sarah (Elizabeth Shue) had to leave »
- Ken Parker
New York -- The pointedly generic title sounds like either a remake or a genre-bender along the lines of The Cabin in the Woods. But despite an intriguing setup, sharply drawn central characters and a lead performance from the luminous Jennifer Lawrence that elevates the material a few notches, House at the End of the Street is a by-the-book horror thriller that’s low on scares and suspense. Directed by Mark Tonderai, who made the 2008 British indie chiller Hush, the slick-looking film is stronger on production values than storytelling. Following the Jim Sheridan dud Dream House, it
- David Rooney
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